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Thing’s worth reading: 8th March 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Tech giants replace banks as the number one tax enemy Starling Bank swoops in £270m share sale to global investors M&S Bank to shut all current accounts and in-store branches Revolut banks on banking, launches as a bank in ten EU countries UK edges …

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The Finanser’s Week: 1st March 2021- 7th March 2021

This week’s main blog notes include … Do we have a work-life balance anymore? What is work-life balance these days?  I accidentally on purpose started an interesting debate on LinkedIn. It began because someone posted on LinkedIn how proud they were of celebrating their sixteenth wedding anniversary, with photos of their wedding …

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Things worth reading: 5th March 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Jack Ma’s Ant forced into arms of banks he once dubbed ‘pawnshops’ What central bank digital currencies mean for crypto Ripple Pilots Private Ledger for Central Bank Digital Currencies The Future of Money Is Digital, But Is It Bitcoin? Modular Banking: Building The Future …

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Things worth reading: 4th March 2021

Things we’re reading today include … ‘I was conned out of £230,000 and my bank could only recover 5p’ First ever UK infrastructure investment bank to open in Leeds with £12bn, Rishi Sunak announces in Budget 2021 UK announces £40bn of green investment from new ‘infrastructure bank’ Bank of England …

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Things worth reading: 3rd March 2021

Things we’re reading today include … What would Google do to reboot banking? Square closes up nearly 5% after Jack Dorsey’s company launches its own bank Citi marks a quiet transition as Fraser takes the reins Central banks don’t have to pick winners and losers to fight climate change What …

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Things worth reading: 2nd March 2021

Things we’re reading today include … What would Google do to reboot banking? Pandemic pressures push US banks towards consolidation Square’s in-house bank kicks off operations India’s Central Bank Sees Pros and Cons With National Digital Currency Why central banks love printing money Coutts, the bank to rely on in …

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Things worth reading: 1st March 2021

Things we’re reading today include: Walmart Lures Goldman Bankers in Bid to Fight Wall Street Japan’s Mizuho Bank continues to face ATM system glitch Why Nigeria is a global leader in Bitcoin trade Nigeria central bank governor defends digital currency ban Bitcoin hopes are based on a misunderstanding of how …

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Things worth reading: 26th February 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Goldman Sachs: Bank boss rejects work from home as the ‘new normal’ U.S. bank regulators say pandemic drove up risk in leveraged lending Bank of America reduces staff in investment banking and trading UK’s Atom Bank Raises £40 Million In Plan For Initial Public …

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Things worth reading: 25th February 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Take a look at the confusing bank interface behind Citigroup’s $500 million mistake US Fed probing ‘operational error’ that halted bank transfers Dwindling cash use is pushing central banks to race toward digital currencies National Australia Bank accused of wrongly charging fees to customers …

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Things worth reading: 24th February 2021

Things we’re reading today include … HSBC and Citigroup: Global retail banking is heading for extinction Ex-bank president in Texas gets 8 years for fake loans, arson to try to cover up fraud This bitcoin bank’s stock has jumped nearly 1,300% in just over a year China’s central bank joins …

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Things worth reading: 23rd February 2021

Things we’re reading today include … ECB tells Deutsche Bank to cut banker’s bonuses HSBC bankers fret as popular colleagues leave and bank emphasizes wellness TransferWise rebrands as ‘Wise’ in banking shift to challenge Revolut Banks are back with handouts to lure in new customers Musk laughing all the way …

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Things worth reading: 22nd February 2021

Things we’re reading today include … Former Bank of England governor Mark Carney joins Stripe board Sweden extends central bank digital currency trial for another year Wells Fargo shares jump after Fed reportedly approves bank’s overhaul plan Credit Suisse Posts Loss Despite Boost From Investment Bank Senior HSBC executives set …

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Things worth reading: 19th February 2021

Things we’re reading today include: 7 Banks That Could Look to Acquire Another Bank in 2021 Deutsche Bank Cut Bonus Pool Plans After Criticism From ECB Mastercard and Island Pay Launch World’s First Central Bank Digital Currency-Linked Card Report: Bank of America Turned “Weapons-Related” Purchase Data Over to the Feds …

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